Compass Blog

Compass is a collection of blogs based on the imaginative research the Kensington team undertakes to ensure we find new and better ways to transform travel into a more meaningful and personal experience. In other words, we are always on the lookout for a secret café in Paris, the best spot to find the black rhino, a favorite local dish, a superb hike out of Buenos Aires and the next great hidden lodge. To accomplish this we've enlisted our team of destination specialists. When they are not designing custom trips that wow our clients, they are traveling the world for inspiration. In addition, we have pulled together a team of 'Explorers-In-Residence' - Royal Geographic Society Fellows, Explorer's Club Fellows and leading adventurers with fascinating stories. Follow these explorers and gain a unique perspective from their awe-inducing expeditions.

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Kensington Tours Summer Insurance Sale

Kensington Tours is pleased to announce our summer insurance sale – the perfect opportunity to combine great value and peace of mind. Starting now, you will receive 5% off the cost of your private tour to any of the 94+ countries we offer when you book travel insurance with Kensington Tours. Read More »

Active Adventures

A Life Beyond The Ordinary: Q&A with Explorers Club President Alan Nichols

Alan Nichols has packed a lot of adventure into his 84 years on Earth. He was the first person in the world to bicycle the entire Silk Road from X’ian, China to Istanbul, Turkey, a distance of 1500 kilometres, and the first westerner in modern times to circumambulate the sacred Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Read More »


Angkor Wat - Realizing A Dream With My Father

To realize the dream of seeing Angkor Wat by myself would have been an incredibly fulfilling experience. Sharing it with my father was the condensed milk in the proverbial cup of coffee (you see, it’s how coffee is taken in Southeast Asia). I met my father on a  Cambodia Tours after having traveled a few months around Southeast Asia on my own. By this time, my traveling momentum was perpetuated by inspiring recommendations from locals and travelers alike. Read More »

Active Adventures

Kensington’s Morocco Family Desert Adventure On Lonely Planet

Five Days, Two 20 Hour Drives, An Eight Year Old & A Luxury Family Travel Connoisseur When Kensington was contacted by Amie O'Shaughnessy about creating a personalized Morocco Tours family adventure taking her from mystifying Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains to the otherworldly sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, this was nothing out of the ordinary for us. Read More »

African Safari, Family Fun

Tigers, Apes, Elephants & Orangutans - Animals Of South East Asia

A Wild New Kensington Adventure From golden tigers accompanied by monks in saffron robes at Wat Pha Luangta Bua temple, zip lining through the jungles of Laos with Gibbons apes and snorkelling with the protected turtles of Selingan Island, to playing with undeniably adorable orang-utans in Borneo and living as a traditional elephant mahout in Chiang Rai, this novel private guided adventure through South East Asia is potentially life-changing. Read More »

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